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UK Cross Country’s Kunc, Thomson Earn All-SEC Honors

Katy Kunc

Kunc earns honor for second year in a row, Thomson for third
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky cross country seniors Jacob Thomson and Katy Kunc earned All-Southeastern Conference Honors for the 2017 season.
The top-seven finishers at the SEC Championships earned first team honors, and the next seven earned second team honors.
Both Thomson and Kunc were named to the first team.

Thomson placed fifth at the SEC Championships, being named first team All-SEC in cross country for the third year in a row.

Kunc ran 20:13.20 at SECs to earn a second consecutive Southeastern Conference bronze medal.

All-SEC Cross Country Teams

Men’s First Team

Vincent Kiprop, Alabama

Gilbert Kigen, Alabama

Alfred Chelanga, Alabama

Alex George, Arkansas

Jacob Thomson, Kentucky

Jack Bruce, Arkansas

Cameron Griffith, Arkansas

Men’s Second Team

Sean Tobin, Ole Miss

Christian Farris, Texas A&M

Zach Long, Tennessee

Matt Young, Arkansas

Bryan Kamau, Georgia

Austen Dalquist, Arkansas

Derek Gutierrez, Ole Miss

Men’s All-Freshman Team

Matt Young, Arkansas

Parker Scott, Ole Miss

Waleed Suliman, Ole Miss

John Elrod, Tennessee

Alex Crigger, Tennessee

Eric Coston, LSU

Marshall Dillon, Florida

Women’s First Team

Karissa Schweizer, Missouri

Taylor Werner, Arkansas

Katy Kunc, Kentucky

Jessica Drop, Georgia

Samantha Drop, Georgia

Carina Viljoen, Arkansas

Therese Haiss, Arkansas

Women’s Second Team

Lauren Gregory, Arkansas

Shannon Fair, Mississippi State

Kelsie Warren, Texas A&M

Lisa Oed, Mississippi State

Nikki Hiltz, Arkansas

Ashton Endsley, Arkansas

Mckenzie Yanek, Alabama


Women’s All-Freshman Team

Lauren Gregory, Arkansas

Lisa Oed, Mississippi State

Ashton Endsley, Arkansas

Clio Ozanne-Jaques, Ole Miss

Niamh Schumacher, Tennessee

Joyce Kimeli, Auburn

Faith Bett, Auburn

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